Talk:Gravitation of the Moon

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Um, I can't believe this page doesn't actually list the parametric gravatational force of the moon at all. Russella (talk) 12:23, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

Values for Moon's Gravity and % difference[edit]

The vlaues in the article are currently unsourced. I no longer have access to the sources. Could someone confirm if the 16.6% and 1.6249 m/s2 are correct and sourced?

Serious typo on this page?[edit]

The article states "The acceleration due to gravity on the surface of the Moon is 23.6249 m/s2, about 16.6% that on Earth's surface" As mentioned above, the value of g on the moon is about 1.622 (many need to cite for the purposes of this discussion), and this 23.62 value is clearly a typo. If I'm incorrect, then the article should clarify the meaning of the 23.62 number.Physxman (talk) 15:46, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

I concur that it is most likely a typo, and I also think that the comment in the footnote is unfounded. The cited paper itself compares the LGM2011 value to measured values at Apollo landing sites. I will edit to use the LGM2011 mean value (so stick with the source) and stdev. We can talk it out of there's a source that seems better; I mostly want to get the weird value off the page.TuxedoMonkey (talk) 18:43, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

All looks good now. Thanks! (talk) 17:58, 28 January 2015 (UTC)